Imaginal Dialogue as a Method of Narrative Inquiry

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This presentation generates discussions on imaginal dialogue with references to the relational turn in psychoanalysis. It explores imaginal dialogue as a creative, relational endeavour in evoking the unconscious materials. By describing my own imaginal dialogue with Virginia Woolf, it exemplifies the potentiality of reading as an embodied, co-constructed interplay between the reader and the text. The deepening of relational and dialogical engagement with the text not only stirs the affective depth in the reader, but also brings the reader to conjure the presence of the author as an object for relatedness in the process of narrative inquiry. Imaginal dialogue, as I hope to show, not only provides an alternative kind of narrative framing, but it becomes the very locus of knowledge creation.
Period18 Mar 2020
Event titleHealth, Humanities and Arts Seminar
Event typeSeminar
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal